woodsboy (18) - Fairbanks, Alaska, USA - SEP 16, 2011
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Clearly this just isnt my kind of beer. Im tasting a thick, sweet molasses syrup that is both bitter and fruity at the same time. Somewhere between apple juice and possibly a malt concentrate, is not for casual drinking, you have to be dedicated or at the very least, share a 22oz’er with a friend. Half a bottle started to make me feel a little sick, like I just overdid it.
tnkw01 (1423) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Seems more like a Blond Doppelbock than a Eisbock. Dark gold in color with a small head. Aroma was malty, sweet aroma. Taste was sweet upfront, bitter aftertaste. TNT.
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"sweetness hits the nose first. grainy, with a little alcohol, and burnt sugar, also present in the flavor. i’m admittedly not a big fan of the style or the brewer, but that said, this wasn’t half bad. not worth the premium price, but not something i’d turn down."
Sammy (9815) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from August 2010. Initially tastes like a barleywine. A bang on eisbock, I think the alcohol a lot higher. Almost like a vodka.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes verbatim on 10/12/10
A: Beautiful copper ale with continuous cylinder of bubbles from the bottom which dissipate at the surface. No lacing. No head.
S: Not impressive by any means. Sweet toffee, apricot. Very sweet.
T: Sweet, cucumber, toffee and grain. Still a bit hot.
M: Reminiscent of smooth liquor in warmth, not in genre lines. Numbs the tongue.
D: Okay, but not something I plan to revisit.
Serving type: bottle
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared on the bus at RBSG 2010. Forgot about this. Amber orange with a low, lacy head. Estery, jammy nose, caramel, cherry, some spiciness. Hot and boozy, sweet, caramel, fruits, esters. Too young, too hot. Ok.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Past its prime ? Nose was sweet molasses and dark fruit. Palate is really sweet to me. Almost like drinking molasses. A couple of other things going on like nice maltiness. Can’t really get over the sweetness. Also some alcohol burn to finish.
laiti (7700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ ISKTR. Rated on 20.03.2011
Sweet and somewhat syrupy aroma with fruits and caramel. Flavour is somewhat sweet with lots of caramel and fruity notes. Sweet and sticky, just as I expected. The sweetness is not the most disturbing kind though.
b3shine (6900) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks good for the style; a semi-transparent brownish-orange with off-white lacing. Smells solid; sweet and malty. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a brown with a red tint and a very small tan head.
smell is of malt, coffee, and a touch of roastiness.
taste is creamy, malt, spice, caramel, and sweet. ends a little oily.
BarossaLuke (549) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very well balanced eisbock. Plenty of rich caramel flavours with a well balanced alcohol. Great eisbock!